College of A&S - Economics in London
London, England; London, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
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|Language of Instruction:||English||Housing Type:||Apartments, Center Housing|
|Minimum GPA:||2.5||Study Abroad Adviser:||Karen Elmore|
Program HighlightsLocation: London, England
Faculty Leaders: Firat Demir and Cynthia Rogers, Economics
Housing: Apartments within walking distance or easy public transportation of the classroom facility in Central London
Independent Travel: One guaranteed open 3-day weekend
2018 DatesJune 2 Depart the U.S.
June 3 Arrive in England
June 30 Check out of housing by 10 a.m. and depart
- ECON 4453 Urban Economics - Dr. Rogers
- ECON 4853 World Economic Development - Dr. Demir
Program DesignThis program, now in its second year, offers participants the opportunity to study economics in the city where the first stock exchange was created. Both program leaders know London and are looking forward to introducing University of Oklahoma students to all that it has to offer. Classes usually will meet Monday through Thursday, with some Fridays free and others used for excursions and visits to sites of interest. One open three-day weekend is guaranteed for independent travel. All of the housing, as well as the classroom facilities, orientation and student support facilities are provided by Florida State University's London Studies Centre. The 2018 London Economics Information Sheet contains more details.
- General study abroad eligibility requirements for OU
- 2.5 OU cumulative GPA at the time of application
- Passport valid through six months after return from study abroad or receipt documenting passport application (U.S. passport application)
- One faculty recommendation, submitted electronically by a professor as part of your application process
- Attendance at a Study Abroad 101 session
HousingParticipants will live in shared apartments selected by the Florida State University London Centre. All housing will be within walking distance or easy access by public transportation to the classroom location in central London. Please note that students won't know their exact housing assignment until spring semester 2018 and should not assume they will be staying in the flats pictured on the Florida State University Study Centre page. Flats will have the following:
- spacious, multiple-occupancy rooms with no bunk beds
- fully equipped kitchens, allowing students to save money by preparing their own meals
- bathrooms facilities with 4:1 or better student-to-bathroom ratio
- common areas with sofa, dining table and chairs, satellite television
- wireless internet access
- weekly cleaning and linens and towels, with weekly cleaning/exchange
- hair dryer
- free laundry facilities either within the apartment or communal facilities within the building
Money MattersIt is each applicant's responsibility to share information about cost with family members who need to know and understand how the payment system works. The 2018 London Estimated Budget will help students compare programs and plan for study abroad. It will be linked here November 22, 2017.
Costs are subject to change based on the currency exchange rate and the number of participants. This program requires a $200 non-refundable deposit at the time of application. Instructions for how to pay the deposit are included in the application materials. That payment is the first part of the program fee and is deducted from the program cost, if accepted. If not accepted, this amount is refunded.
Except for summer tuition and fees for six hours of credit, all in-country program costs must be paid before the end of the Spring 2018 semester.
There are a number of scholarships available for study abroad students. Below is a partial list.
- Presidential International Travel Fellowship, an OU need-based scholarship for airfare.
- CASH - Arts and Sciences study abroad scholarships are located here.
- Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship - a nationally competitive award for PELL Grant recipients. Applicants may apply by October 3, 2017 for summer early announcement awards or by March 6, 2018 for the second round of consideration for summer.
Get StartedWhen the application cycle is open, students can click on an "Apply Now" button at the top or bottom of this brochure. Applicants must schedule an appointment with Karen Elmore, Director of Arts and Sciences International Programs and attend a Study Abroad 101 information session to learn the basics about study abroad. Both an advising appointment and attendance at Study Abroad 101 are required.
A College of Arts and Sciences Faculty-led Program
Karen L. Elmore, Director of Arts and Sciences International Programs
210 Ellison Hall
For an advising appointment, go to: http://iadvise.ou.edu/casip
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